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April 2022 crude steel production

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Author : Brussels, Belgium
Update time : 2022-05-31 14:57:54

Crude steel production by region

Africa produced 1.2 Mt in April 2022, down 5.4% on April 2021. Asia and Oceania produced 121.4 Mt, down 4.0%. The EU (27) produced 12.3 Mt, down 5.4%. Europe, Other produced 4.2 Mt. up 0.5%. The Middle East produced 3.3 Mt, down 14.5%, North America produced 9.4 Mt, down 5.1%. Russia & other CIS + Ukraine produced 7.3 Mt, down 18.4%. South America produced 3.6 Mt, down 4.8%.

 

Table 1. Crude steel production by region
  Apr 2022 (Mt) % change Apr 22/21   Jan-Apr
2022 (Mt)
% change Jan-Apr 22/21
Africa 1.2 -5.4   5.0 -3.6
Asia and Oceania 121.4 -4.0   452.6 -7.7
EU (27) 12.3 -5.4   48.9 -4.7
Europe, Other 4.2 0.5   16.1 -3.8
Middle East 3.3 -14.5   13.5 -5.3
North America 9.4 -5.1   37.4 -2.3
Russia & other CIS + Ukraine 7.3 -18.4   31.3 -11.0
South America 3.6 -4.8   14.3 -3.2
Total 64 countries 162.7 -5.1   619.1 -7.1

The 64 countries included in this table accounted for approximately 98% of total world crude steel production in 2021. Regions and countries covered by the table:

  • Africa: Egypt, Libya, South Africa
  • Asia and Oceania: Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Korea, Taiwan (China), Vietnam
  • European Union (27)
  • Europe, Other: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Norway, Serbia, Turkey, United Kingdom
  • Middle East: Iran, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates
  • North America: Canada, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, United States
  • Russia & other CIS + Ukraine: Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
  • South America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela

 

 

Top 10 steel-producing countries

China produced 92.8 Mt in April 2022, down 5.2% on April 2021. India produced 10.1 Mt, up 6.2%. Japan produced 7.5 Mt, down 4.4%. The United States produced 6.9 Mt, down 3.9%. Russia is estimated to have produced 6.4 Mt, up 0.6%. South Korea produced 5.5 Mt, down 4.1%. Germany produced 3.3 Mt, down 1.1%. Turkey produced 3.4 Mt, up 1.6%. Brazil produced 2.9 Mt, down 4.0%. Iran is estimated to have produced 2.2 Mt, down 20.7%.

 

Table 2. Top 10 steel-producing countries
  Apr 2022 (Mt)   % change Apr 22/21   Jan-Apr 2022 (Mt) % change Jan-Apr 22/21
China 92.8   -5.2   336.2 -10.3
India 10.1   6.2   42.3 6.5
Japan 7.5   -4.4   30.5 -3.3
United States 6.9   -3.9   27.1 -1.7
Russia 6.4 e 0.6   25.1 -0.7
South Korea 5.5   -4.1   22.4 -4.0
Germany 3.3   -1.1   13.1 -3.0
Turkey 3.4   1.6   12.8 -3.2
Brazil 2.9   -4.0   11.6 -1.7
Iran 2.2 e -20.7   9.1 -8.9


e – estimated. Ranking of top 10 producing countries is based on year-to-date aggregate

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